Camp I is the new single of composer Julián De La Chica, feat. American cellist Benjamin Larsen. This work is part of his cycle Psychosis and is inspired by his trip to Poland in 2018.
Inspired by his mother’s illness, Julián De La Chica composed “Close your eyes” in 2012. The lyrics, written and recorded by jazz singer Omayra, tell a story of a love that ides but continues in each of us, even if only in memory.
IGM presents the album of Autómata, featuring music by composer Susan Campos - Fonseca. The whole process of creation of this album, involves a large quantity of information processes, language transformations and technological domains.
Inspired by his last trip to Berlin, Krakow and Warsaw, composer Julián De la Chica immerses in electronic experimentation and influences ranging from ambient and post-minimal, to genres such as acid, industrial and minimal electronic.
During the Summer, Composer Julián De La Chica visited Auschwitz for the first time. During his visit, he found himself drawn to the photo of a woman prisoner, Aniela. He composed this piece in her honor on his way back to Krakow.
An elderly woman who decides to burn all of her possessions (i.e., her memories) and to start all over. A girl who is kidnapped and murdered. A cyborg or robot who is subject to sexual and domestic slavery, becomes aware of herself and then rebels through pain as her weapon for freedom.
Described as “brilliant and searching… beautiful and impassioned… lustrous at the keyboard” by The New York Times and crowned “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” and “visionary” by The New Yorker, the celebrated pianist Lisa Moore releases a her album DE LA CHICA: PRELUDES OP. 8 on March 1st 2018.
Produced by Irreverence Group Music, this Special edition contains an alternative recording of the Cycle Op. 9's first song, Präludium (Aufruf), in which Soprano Rachel Hippert collaborates with Costa Rican harpsichord player María Clara Vargas Cullell.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Day Zero: A man, dressed in military uniform, committed suicide by throwing himself from the tower of the city’s cathedral. Fredy Vallejos, Arsenio Cardena and I were there when he fell. The cathedral is watched by four men from the past, “fathers of the church,” brought by the colonizers.
On September 13, 1970, a young composer named Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) published in The New York Times an article entitled "And Don't Call Them 'Lady' Composers", Ms. Oliveros addressed an unasked yet (tellingly so) critical question: “Why have there been no ‘great’ women composers?”
I assume minimalism as an asceticism. The Mexican duo ChaTo (Julio Torres and Pablo Chavarría) is characterized by choosing not to seek an extratemporal transendence in their live performances. For them, the instant is the only thing that exists: like a mandala, it is built to later be erased.
IGM presents Io sono la musica, the new single of New York based, Dominican Tenor José Heredia featuring American Soprano Rachel Hippert. The duet, composed by Julián de la Chica, tells the story of a man who loses his muse (music) and understands that only when he forgets his ego will he find her again.
We live in a world where silence has been lost. We live in the constant search for social acceptance, and our universe revolves around social networks. "How can we talk about what is happening today in the world, if we do not know what is happening within us?"
MINIMAL UMBRA is a project dedicated to the music of composer Susan Campos-Fonseca. The EP brings together recordings made by artists and researchers all over the world. This is an open laboratory, in continual growth, to which the composer adds new works.
El corazón de lo que existe is based on a poem by Argentinean writer Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972), included in Los trabajos y las noches (1965). This work is the result of an artistic investigation realized by the composer, dedicated in this case to the use of the word “silence” in Pizarnik’s poetry.
Julián De La Chica considers himself to be an "experimenter”, not a "composer". However, he composes a micro-universe from naked atomic sound. The skin is a set of pores traversed by particles of world. The music of Mr. De La Chica explores the liminal atomic spaces between these pores and the world.
NY-based, Colombian composer and pianist Julián De La Chica, and Costa Rican composer, writer and musicologist, Susan Campos-Fonseca, PhD (Casa de las Américas Prize 2012), present in the album Minimal Aggression a mutual ‘interrogation’ of minimalism, its possibilities, and its trajectory in the 21st century.